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Butler follows a familiar pattern in hiring LaVall Jordan as head coach

According to Scout.com's Evan Daniels, Butler will hire former MI assistant Lavall Jordan as its next men's basketball coach short of a breakdown in their contract negotiations.

Director of Athletics Barry Collier, who recruited Jordan to Butler in the late-1990s, calls him "a tremendous coach who exemplifies The Butler Way".

He's also the first head coach of the Bulldogs to not be promoted from within since Collier was hired in 1989. From there he spent time at Iowa and MI as an assistant before landing the head coaching job at Milwaukee in April 2016. He went 11-24 leading Milwaukee in 2016-17.

Secondly, Jordan has extensive assistant coaching experience at Butler, Iowa and MI. During the Horizon League tournament, Milwaukee played itself all the way to the championship game.

He is married to Destinee, and the couple has three daughters. Butler Vice President and Director of Athletics Barry Collier made the announcement Monday, June 12.

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In three seasons with the Bulldogs, Holtmann took the program to the NCAA Tournament three different times, including a trip to the Sweet Sixteen this past season.

Even though they lost their head coach, the Butler Bulldogs are still in very good shape as a program.

Before joining the Wolverine program, Jordan spent three years at Iowa (2007-10) under Todd Lickliter.

Now Jordan, a MI native, takes over a program that has gone from one of America's darlings to one of college basketball's most consistent postseason teams. He was the first Butler player to participate in the National Basketball Developmental League, playing for the Huntsville Flight.

Butler has agreed in principle to make LaVall Jordan its new men's basketball coach, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

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